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Tuesday, 18 May 1965


Senator PALTRIDGE (Western Australia) (Minister for Defence) . - I move -

That Standing Order No. 68 be suspended until the end of the present period of sittings to enable new business to be commenced after 10.30 p.m.

I submit this motion, which is self explanatory, to enable new business to be commenced after 10.30 p.m. Within the next few days we shall be discussing quite a lot of legislation. To arrange the flow of business so that it will be, I believe, more convenient to all honorable senators, it will be necessary sometimes to introduce new business after 10.30 p.m. This motion is not novel in the Senate nor indeed is it novel in any democratic parliament that abides by standing orders similar to ours. Normally at the end of a session there is necessarily something of a rush. That is the position on this occasion and for that reason I submit the motion.







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